A couple of days ago, I posted a blog about "Schoolies" and how I thought it was such a bad idea. I condemned the notion that young people were attending places to "let their hair down" and have fun, now that the time had come to no longer have to listen to parents and teachers telling them what to do. A lot of "grumpy old person" raves were in my post about it. Now, I am so upset to hear that a 17 year-old "Schoolie" girl has fallen to her death from an umpteenth-floor balcony at the main Schoolies' resort place on the Gold Coast. I cannot get her out of my mind. I cannot get the thought of her parents (and how they are feeling) out of my mind. But I also cannot get the thought out of my mind that surely this will wake up people to have a serious re-think on this whole stupid "Schoolies" thing. Please!
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